Post by gojira on Aug 24, 2013 23:50:31 GMT -8
The pod hisses, and you take in a breath of air. It's cold. A scientist walks up to you and checks your vitals, ticks some boxes on the papers in their hand, tells you to go out and get a number. You've just woken from cryostasis.
A week later, you're used to the mechanism. By entering into a state of cold sleep, you are able to access a virtual plane created by a host party. The Hydra System allows a team of four to function in the same way; they are all connected to the host but maintain independent thinking and action. Your body may be frozen and in suspended animation, but your mind is awake.
You work for Celsius Solutions, a company that specializes in cryogenics. Hired exclusively by Qun Zhong Corporation, you and your team enter different hosts to extract information from them. However, your team is frequently countered by Vicious, a manifestation of the mind.
Armed with a weapon, you and your team traverse the Plane to complete biweekly tasks assigned to you by your bosses. Extracting information is the only thing you must do; how you achieve your objectives is entirely up to the discretion of you and your team.
CRYSALIS is an original RP based off an idea of combat in a virtual world I stormed with another friend nearly seven years ago, but as I'm running and structuring it alone, it also draws inspiration from various films, games and genres. All the systems and concepts used here are subject to change as the RP moves and develops.
The OOC thread is linked with the IC thread; achievements are unlocked depending on what you've done in the RP, and a shop system allows you to purchase upgrades that apply to the entire team. Players are encouraged to discuss amongst themselves on what to purchase, as all Crypts earned will go to a shared fund. Similarly, items found on tasks will be added to a team inventory.
The team's weapons are engineered by TeD and funded by the amount of Crypts that you pump into it. Any number of team members can carry the same weapon as long as it is unlocked. Funding TeD will also unlock new items; every time a new item is unlocked, a free sample will be given to the team.
CRYSALIS is a death-enabled RP. If your character dies, your slot is free game for anyone (you're free to apply again for it, but with a different character).
Glossary & Terminology (will be updated as progress is made)
Celsius Solutions -- the company you work for.
Crypt -- the currency for this rp. plural Crypts. obtained by defeating Vicious, completing missions and unlocking achievements.
Hydra System, The -- named after the mythological beast. references the fact that many heads with independent thinking and movement is attached to a single body.
Plane, The -- the host's mind. takes on various forms and areas depending on the person. entry only possible after undergoing a form of cryostasis.
Qun Zhong Corporation -- the company that exclusively hired Celsius.
TeD -- short for Technology Department. located in the ooc thread. functions as a shop and upgrade hub.
Vicious -- plural Vicious. a manifestation of the mind to combat invasion. the enemy in this RP.
Achievements (will be updated as they are unlocked)
Devil May Cry
My Name Is...
That Man is Playing Galaga!
Just drop a note here saying you're interested. (RL FCs or no FCs at all.) CRYSALIS needs a minimum of two players to run. Questions should be directed on the thread as well, thanks.